UAE Floods: The Past week in the UAE experienced a rare occurrence of heavy rainfall which resulted in floods that affected various parts of the country. 294 millimeters of rainfall was recorded near Al Ain. Life came to a standstill at Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah as schools and offices remained closed. Abu Dhabi airport remained closed while flights that were scheduled for takeoff from Dubai were delayed. Commuters who take the Sheikh Zayed road in Dubai were asked to divert due to the water logging. Floods occurred in the low-lying regions of Fujairah and Ras al Khaimah. Wind speeds were recorded up to 130 km/hr. Though there were many accidents that occurred on the roads in Dubai, no casualties were reported. On Thursday life in UAE returned to normalcy as the rain clouds moved on.
Vice President of the USA, Joe Biden’s Visit: The vice President of the United States, Joe Biden on his visit to the UAE was received by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, at the Emirates palace. Joe Biden visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. He then toured Masdar, to prove a point that the USA and the UAE are working together to combat crises such as water and climate change and build technology that would enhance the use of clean energy.
UAE to Purchase Italian made drones: The Italian based Piaggio has signed an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI). The UAE would purchase eight Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead unmanned aerial vehicles and according to the agreement would also receive logistic training and support. For the cost of 316 million Euros, the UAE is to purchase eight Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead unmanned drones.
Pink Caravan: The Ruler of Sharjah attended the launch of the pink caravan. The pink caravan began on the 7th of March with the objective to screen and detect breast cancer in women at the earliest. It is a ten-day ride to the various cities and regions in the country to spread awareness of cancer and early detection of the disease. Over 60 medical teams are a part of the pink caravan giving advice and offering screenings. About 450 patients received screening in Sharjah on the day of its launch.
The launch of Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: Samsung has launched its latest edition of smartphones Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in the UAE at the price of dirhams 2,499 and 2,799. Galaxy S7 edge was the preferred option of the customers. The apps available on the smartphone by default includes over 1,000 buy one get one free offers, that allows exceptional access to global hot spots including Restaurants & Luxury hotels, cafés, premium spas, leisure attractions, golf clubs and a lot more.